Wax Works Reviews
If you don't know the story, a writer is hired to write stories to accompany a series of wax figures. In each story, he casts himself and the sculptor's daughter as a couple.
When the first figure's arm accidentally breaks off, he decides to write the story of how he might have lost that arm. Next, he writes of Ivan the terrible. The third and final story plays out as a dream after the writer falls asleep at his table. The stories feature the ironic twist endings that would later be popularized on The Twilight Zone.
In the opening credits, Werner Krauss is credited as playing Jack The Ripper, but in the movie the characters always refer to him as Spring-heeled Jack. Spring-heeled Jack was a prankster of sorts who terrorized London from about 1834 till 1920. It is reported that he could leap as high as 30 feet straight up in the air. He is also said to have had orange glowing eyes, pointed ears and the ability to shoot fire from his mouth. So, Krauss definitely portrays Jack The Ripper. The discrepancy with the names must be confusion on the part of the Germans.
An entertaining film which seems to be most famous for inspiring Douglas Fairbanks to create The Thief Of Bagdad.